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The Easiest Sweet and Savory Balsamic Chicken

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This balsamic chicken recipe is a skillet dish that packs a big punch of sweet and savory flavor. It’s a juicy, tender one-pan entree.



  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup homemade or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 44.5 lbs)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. In a bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, sugar, garlic, dried herbs, and onion powder. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable bag with the marinade. Seal and let sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours, flipping the chicken halfway through.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the remaining liquid.
  3. Place the chicken breast halves in the heated pan and cook until they start to brown and are no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  4. Decrease heat to medium-low. Add the rest of the marinade to the skillet, and cook until it thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken back to the sauce, turn to coat, and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Poultry

Keywords: chicken, balsamic, balsamic vinegar, marinade